Faisal El Azzouzi is a passionate and seasoned renewable energy veteran with over a decade of experience. He is an expert electrical designer, a creative solutions innovator, and a tenacious business developer. Prior to founding powerpedia, a platform of highly experienced consultants with diverse and complimentary skill sets delivering renewable energy, smart grid, and energy storage projects globally, Faisal leading the Energy Storage team at SunEdison and was responsible for the development of strategy and defining commercial constructs. Previously, Faisal led the incubation of advanced energy solutions for SunEdison. His department was responsible for innovating unique solutions that coupled renewable generation with communication and control technologies as well as traditional generation to improve energy access in the markets served and overall grid efficiency. The advanced solutions varied from solar water pumping for the India and African markets, solar and flow battery microgrids for telecom and rural electrification, and solar and storage for commercial and industrial electric bill management. Prior to his tenor at SunEdison, Faisal El Azzouzi led the engineering and operations teams for Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Siliken Renewable Energy, and Solar Integrated Technologies.
Faisal holds a bachelor’s of science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and certificates in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage professional from Stanford University, Smart Grid Technologies from UC Berkeley, Finance from UC San Diego, and completed the General Management Program from Harvard Business School.
He is a certified solar PV Installer by both NABCEP and Solar Energy International and serves non-profits as: a training coordinator with Engineers without Borders, a construction manager for GRID Alternatives, and a regular volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Faisal is fluent in French, Arabic, and conversant in Spanish.